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I love it! Definitely one of my favourites. 31 19.14%
It's not my favourite, but it's still okay. 85 52.47%
Not too great, but still not awful. 32 19.75%
Worst POS they ever released. Needs to be burned at the stake! 14 8.64%
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:43 AM   #81
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Oh just fucking bite me.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:40 PM   #82
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:50 PM   #83
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I'd be furious too if I had NLOTH2 on a continuous loop.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:30 PM   #84
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You're kidding, right? It sounds like the band is rehearsing the song for the first time. Bono apparently makes up a verse on the spot, one that goes absolutely nowhere. I'm not saying the album version is the Eternal Song or anything, but at least it's more or less complete.
It's also not an overwrought piece of shitty schmaltz like the one that showed up on the album.

All I said was I preferred it, I didn't say it was a great rendition.

Also I like the guitar in the verses a lot more but mostly, it's just not as blatantly melodramatic. Sounds more like the funeral song it was supposed to be than the contrived 'Grammy bait' that ended up on HTDAAB.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:18 AM   #85
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Love it! it was my first album too.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:56 AM   #86
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8675309 or whoever. The guy who never learned to button his shirt.



THIS guy knew how to button his shirt.

And pop collars too, yo.




PS - am I the only person here who would die to see Adam in that jumper the bass player has on?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #87
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I honestly don't think I've listened to any song 999 times.
I've listened to Temptation 21,813 times (and counting).
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:19 PM   #88
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am I the only person here who would die to see Adam in that jumper the bass player has on?
Isn't that the same one Adam already wore on the October cover? Maybe he sold it to this guy after U2 hired their first stylist.
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You're kidding, right? It sounds like the band is rehearsing the song for the first time. Bono apparently makes up a verse on the spot, one that goes absolutely nowhere. I'm not saying the album version is the Eternal Song or anything, but at least it's more or less complete.
I'm glad Lillywhite convinced them to actually have a chorus in the song and mostly that they dropped the saccharine arrangement/lyric of the alternative version. And making Native Son - Vertigo.

I also am glad if he's the one behind turning Xanax and wine into Fast cars and picking the closing Yahweh over the alternate mix (a little less if he's guilty of losing the alt All because of you lyric but we can't have it all...).
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Isn't that the same one Adam already wore on the October cover?
Um no, not even remotely close.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #91
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I'm glad Lillywhite convinced them to actually have a chorus in the song and mostly that they dropped the saccharine arrangement/lyric of the alternative version. And making Native Son - Vertigo.

I also am glad if he's the one behind turning Xanax and wine into Fast cars and picking the closing Yahweh over the alternate mix (a little less if he's guilty of losing the alt All because of you lyric but we can't have it all...).

Xanax & Wine >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fast Cars.

Native Son >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vertigo.

Yahweh mixes are equally good.

Alt Sometimes is great in it's own way, I feel it is a bit closer to what he was originally feeling (how can I possibly know this, is a good question, I can't really) and I like the 'made up' verse just fine. I also don't even care that "and it's you when I look in the mirror..." etc is not in the alt version. The subtle "sometimes you can't make it on your own" by itself is equally brilliant imo and I don't really see the alt version as being 'saccharine' in fact if anything it's the other way around, the alt is grittier and rawer to these ears. Also, I hear more Edge, and that's always a good thing.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:44 PM   #92
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Xanax & Wine >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Fast Cars.

Native Son >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vertigo.
Nah, both released songs are far better than their original versions IMO. If it helps:

Fast Cars > Xanax & Wine
Vertigo > Native Son

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Nah, both released songs are far better than their original versions IMO. If it helps:

Fast Cars > Xanax & Wine
Vertigo > Native Son

Note: In the above example the number of 'greater than' arrows does not add weight to level of superiority.

FYI: Your example doesn't 'help' nor add any weight to your own opinion.

(BTW...I merely use a different number of "greater than" arrows to indicate the degree to which I believe one song is greater than another. In other words, more "greater than" arrows for Native Son > Vertigo indicates that I believe that Native Son is a superior song to Vertigo to a far greater degree than which I believe that Xanax & Wine is superior to Fast Cars.)
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Native Son

Xanax and Wine , but Fast Cars
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:48 PM   #95
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Vertigo , Native Son .

Xanax and Wine , Fast Cars

In my emoticon-indicated-humble-opinion, of course.
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there's no way to forgive yahweh.
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there's no way to forgive yahweh.
And I consider it one of the album's best songs.

That says something bad about Bomb, not something good about Yahweh.
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the only songs i like on the album are city of blinding lights and fast cars.

native son is way better than vertigo. they took a song with some meaning and changed it into some bland song about nothing at all, for fear of pissing off some politician.

the alternate version of all because of you is tolerable. the album version is horrible. i hate yahweh regardless. although i hate xanax and wine, had they used all the alternate versions instead, i'd likely rate the album higher.

 
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I actually really like All Because of You. There's an unpopular opinion, right. There.
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I only came into this thread to see Tommy Tutone....
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